and old t-shirts, and linens, and all sorts of wonderful fun with recycled, reused, and recovered textiles.
Karen Tiede Studio
Karen Tiede Studio is the roll-up of several artistic ventures. I started in chainsaw carving, moved to hand-knit rugs, added a vintage floor rug loom along the way, and then added reproductions of my art on home decor and fashion items, notably, dog beds.
I am fascinated by the ebb and flow of the recycle stream. My art uses materials you may never notice, and turns them into striking and beautiful products for your home.
Take Another Look
The raw materials for my work come from the thrift shops and swap sheds of Eastern NC.
These are our clothes and linens, sorted and processed and knit or woven into something new and amazing, following traditional quilt patterns as inspiration.
Meet the testing team! Dogs (and cats) love the original art rugs; Molly and Nigel were trying to shift each other off a rug I made from test squares.
I've had dogs of my own since …
Want more color in your home?
Take a look around the site, and the store.
I may have exactly what you need.
I do custom work, too, and I can have the rug images printed on LOTS of items for your home.
We can find a way.